Understanding Lightroom Mobile - Part 2

Understanding Lightroom Mobile: PART 2
More Details for Beginners

This post will help you with more details of different sliders of Lightroom.

histogram is a graphical representation of the tonal values of your photograph. In other words, it shows the number of tones of particular levels brightness found in your photography ranging from black (0% brightness) to white (100% brightness).

Screen shot from Lightroom PC Version

White balance (WB): the reason we adjust white balance is to get the colors in your images as accurate as possible. Human eyes are very good at judging what is white under different sources of light, but cameras often have great difficulty regarding the auto white balance (AWB) — and hence it can create an unsightly orange, blue, or even green color casts in the photographs. Understanding digital white balance can help you avoid these color casts, thereby improving your photos under a wider range of lighting conditions.

Tint: The tint slider is used to control the amount of green or red tone to your photograph. 


Temperature: The temperature slider controls the amount of orange or blue tone in the photography, you may increase it or decrease it.  Increasing the amount of orange introduces warmth to your image. Increasing the amount of blue introduces coldness to your photograph.


Exposure: To lighten an underexposed photo simply slide the exposure slider to the right – if you’d like to reduce the brightness then slide it to the left.

Contrast: Contrast will help to define the areas of lightness and darkness.
Highlights/ Shadows: Highlights are usually defined as the brightest area in a photograph. A shadow is defined as the darkest area of a photograph in which you can still see some detail. These two sliders work in opposite directions. The more detail you want in your highlights the lower you’ll drop the slider, for more detail in the shadows you’ll increase the slider. 
Whites: The white slider will affect a broader range and especially focuses on the white values, …the brightest values in the image.
Blacks: The Blacks slider affects the very darkest tones of an image
Saturation: Saturation is used to increase the intensity of all colors in the photograph, irrespective of the starting point of the colors. This can result in clipping and over saturation of skin tones leaving them looking unnatural and too orange.
Vibrance: Vibrance is only the least saturated colors in the image are adjusted and those pixels which are already relatively saturated are adjusted less.  This is an intelligent tool which smartly increases the intensity of the more muted colors & leaves the already saturated colors (well saturated) alone. Its sort of like fills light, but only for colors. Vibrance also prevents skin tones from becoming unnatural and overly saturated 
Clarity: The Clarity slider affects the contrast in the mid-tones in the image. It works by increasing some of the edge detail in the mid-tones giving a general sharpening which adds punch to your photo. 

Extra Info - clipping is a result of capturing or processing an image where the intensity in a certain area falls outside the minimum and maximum intensity 

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